Business Preparedness: Severe Weather

Recorded December 21, 2021

Severe weather can strike at any time. 

On December 21,  we discussed the recent historic tornado outbreak and ways your business can prepare for dangerous weather year-round.

Included in this webinar are: 

  • Best practices other companies use to successfully reduce risk and enhance safety
  • Unique challenges businesses face when severe weather strikes
  • How to prepare your organization before and during severe weather



Jonathan Porter

Chief Meteorologist and Senior Vice-President, Weather Content and Forecast Operations

Jonathan Porter is AccuWeather’s Senior Vice President, Weather Content and Forecast Operations and Chief Meteorologist. He is one of AccuWeather’s most accomplished subject matter experts. In this key leadership role, he blends his background in meteorology, weather news forecasting, and information technology to collaborate with the world’s leading government meteorological services and other key data providers to acquire top-tier weather information and content to integrate the most advanced weather data and technologies into AccuWeather’s products and services.

Jon led AccuWeather’s B2B unit, AccuWeather For Business (formerly AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions or AES) for four years, delivering valuable new products to the company’s portfolio, to help businesses minimize losses and liability, while maximizing profits and operational efficiency. AccuWeather For Business achieved significant growth during his tenure.



Tom Bedard

Implementation Manager and Meteorologist

Tom Bedard is an Implementation Manager and Meteorologist at AccuWeather for Business. In this role, Tom is responsible for integrating AccuWeather’s business services into their client’s business continuity and emergency preparedness operations. He leads a team of technical support and emergency preparedness specialists who provide AFB clients with onboarding, training, and enterprise support.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from Penn State and has previously worked as a FEMA course developer, FEMA course instructor, and risk management analyst. He has been an active volunteer firefighter/EMT for over a decade, regularly works with local emergency management agencies, and also serves as a search and rescue K9 handler for human remains detection. Tom was the 2019-2021 Chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Emergency Management.

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